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Key Facts

Full name
Peter German

Known as
Peter German

2 February 1965 (age 58)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 19y 191d
Last game: 29y 212d

Height and weight
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 84 kg

Senior clubs
North Melbourne

Jumper numbers
North Melbourne: 53, 29

Peter German

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
North MelbourneV/AFL1984-19941852011.0948%14.916.483.3922

AFL: 9,553rd player to appear, 804th most games played, 408th most goals kickedNorth Melbourne: 757th player to appear, 37th most games played, 28th most goals kicked

Peter German was a strong, solidly built centreman or on-baller with a penchant for ploughing his way through heavy traffic. He arrived at North Melbourne from Oak Park and played under nineteens football prior to making his senior league debut as a nineteen year old in 1984. He developed into a key player for the Kangas, playing 185 games and kicking 201 goals in eleven seasons. As the numbers suggest he was always a danger near goal and indeed his kicking in general was excellent. Since retiring as a player Peter German has gone on to enjoy a successful and highly varied career as a coach.

Author - John Devaney


Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers by Russell Holmesby & Jim Main; Wikipedia article


* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.